Cranberry Apple Quinoa

My latest cooking video on YouTube is for a tasty side dish that you can serve this Thanksgiving or holiday season – Cranberry Apple Quinoa. It’s savory and sweet all in one. I don’t use any oil in the dressing, so it is also fat-free and figure friendly. It’s good to have at least one of these types of dishes on the menu with all of the decadent, butter and fat laden dishes that tend to overrun the table this season!

Cranberry Apple Quinoa

This Cranberry Apple Quinoa recipe is very easy to make with just 6 ingredients that are naturally vegan and gluten-free. You can batch cook the quinoa ahead of time and throw everything together minutes before you are ready to serve. This dish is best prepared and served fresh to retain the vibrancy and flavor of the herbs and lemon juice, but leftovers can be kept and spruced up the next day with another squeeze of lemon juice.

Cranberry Apple Quinoa

The cranberries add a holiday flair to this dish, but you could easily change it up with any dried fruit – apricots, cherries, or raisins, for example. You could also substitute any nut you prefer, as well as any combo of fresh herbs, (although I think the mint works especially well in this dish.)

Take a look at my Cranberry Apple Quinoa video and please, give it a thumbs up on YouTube if you like it.

Do you have a favorite lighter side dish for the holidays?  I would love to hear all about it in the comments below. Please let me know! For more healthy and delicious recipes, subscribe to my YouTube channel and never miss a video!